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Discussion:  Nissan NV Service Vans
Number of messages: 6

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Denali68
Connecticut, United States
Wondering if anyone is running these and how they are holding up ? Our Techs are not Fan's of the Ford Transits and the last Six Chevy Express' go through front brakes every 18-22k.


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Posted 11 Oct 2018 05:18 AM Reply  Report this message
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EasiTek
Ontario, Canada

Nissan drinks gas like it had a hole in the tank. We had changed over to Ford years ago from Chev, and had too many breakdowns  from transmissions to spark plugs blowing out cyl threads and all!. Then, the smaller size made it impossible to carry what you needed. You ran overloaded and swerved on highway. Nissan is too small. We went back to Chev Express, with new Duramax 4 cylinder diesel with 8 speed trans. Wow, I go 1200 kms on a tank now. That's better mileage than small Ford or Nissan, and all the room you need.
as far as brakes, my Chev has 50,000 kms in 1.5 years. GM dealer just replaced rotors and pads under warranty. They did 4 oil changes free. That's as good as it gets for reliability.  Full size Chev with 4 cyl diesel is best bang for your buck, and best warranty.

Posted 13 Oct 2018 11:13 PM Reply  Report this message
stam
Ontario, Canada

Finally someone that's tried this engine in a 3/4 ton

How is it for pick up? I was concerned it wouldn't be abe to get out of its own way. The 4.8 is a bit of a dog even with bulldog chip

Posted 13 Oct 2018 11:29 PM Reply  Report this message
EasiTek
Ontario, Canada

It's got decent pick up, all those gears. When you need tp accel fast, it's there, but hey, the van is loaded to the gills..all that stuff ends up on ground if you go too fast. Best thing is getting a call 100 kms away when you have 600 already on tank, you know you can go without stopping for gas as it gets 1000 to 1200 kms consistently. A lot less time spent looking for gas stations.

Posted 14 Oct 2018 02:00 AM Reply  Report this message
stam
Ontario, Canada

Thanks for your input!

Posted 16 Oct 2018 00:29 AM Reply  Report this message
Yidneck
N.Y.,

The Chevy express is the last one standing after Ford changed to the transit which is a European style van. I got burnt so badly from the ram Promaster that I only get the good old Chevy with the 6.0, 8 Cylinder engine.

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Posted 30 Nov 2018 10:40 PM Reply  Report this message


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